‘My mother and father were ANC but Helen Zille is in my heart’

2014-05-04 06:00

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Over the past 20 years, Kenneth Mofokeng (33) has not achieved much, and that is why he is voting for the DA.

Mofokeng, from Ekurhuleni, was one of about 7 000 people who attended the DA’s final elections rally at the Coca-Cola Dome in Joburg yesterday.

The rally was conducted like a concert, and featured confetti and fireworks before party leader Helen Zille stepped onto the stage to tell voters they could “fire government” by voting for the DA.

Mofokeng said: “My grandmother and my grandfather and my mother and father were all ANC, and that is why I am DA today.

“They achieved something before, but in the past 20 years, I achieved nothing. The ANC needs a debate [competition],” he said.

Mofokeng said he came to the rally “to help my society”.

He pulled away his DA t-shirt and pointed to his heart. “See, look there, Helen Zille is in my heart.”

Mofokeng said the DA would help the community with homes and to build sports facilities.

Andries Fanose (30), an unemployed DA supporter from Atteridgeville, said he liked the DA because the party would help them get jobs and would make informal settlements safer.

“In the squatter camps, we have no service delivery, or lights and water,” he said.

“I like the DA because it will do those things for us. The ANC robbed us. We don’t believe in the ANC,” he said.

“For a long time, we are voting ANC and it doesn’t do nothing. First, I was ANC and then I saw the ANC does nothing.”

Kefilwe Mphrime (23) says she voted for the ANC in 2009 but didn’t see any change, so she voted for the DA in the 2012 elections.

“I want to see the changes to corruption, e-tolls and the unemployed.

“So far, many of us have matric but we’re still at home, that’s why I’m voting for changes.”

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